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Sports Betting Workstation Build - triple display - pls help

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August 25, 2011 5:51:11 AM

Hello All,

I've been sportsbetting online for a year now and this economy/job market hasn't really left me any options but to become a full time sports investor. I need to upgrade my current system so I can simultaneously monitor line movements, watch games, and place bets.

I don't have cable or satellite but rather stream all live sports events over the internet. For this NFL season I'll be using Sunday Ticket To Go and hopefully for NBA I'll be using League Pass. What I want is to be able to stream games to a large Television screen while having two LED monitors with an extended desktop for internet surfing and excel spreadsheets.

Other than that I need to be able to run basic office programs and internet browsing.

I have around $1000 to build a system not including monitors.

Thanks in advance,

YoungMoneyCashMoney
August 25, 2011 6:07:05 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Before NFL Season

Budget Range: About $1000. Flexible.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3 displays, streaming sports, excel, internet

Parts Not Required: Monitors & TV

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.com

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: no idea

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, if necessary

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:

Stuff I was looking at:

Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower Case with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 - (RC-932-KKN5-GP)
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Advanced-Tower-Supe...

Corsair Enthusiast Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - CMPSU-750TXV2
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Comp...

Corsair Vengeance Blu 16 GB PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit for Intel and AMD Platforms CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC3-12800-Platf...
August 25, 2011 6:34:53 AM

Here is a build, trying to go low without compromising on quality,...
i5 2400 + 8 GB DDR3
I dont think you would need 16GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CASE + PSU
HAF 912 + CM Silent PRO 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HDD + Mobo
Seagate 1TB + Biostar TZ68A+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Video card - Now this is the most important part,... To go 3 monitors, you would either have to go with a single costlier card which can handle multi-monitor setup or go with 2 cheap cards which run separately(no SLI/ Crossfire), which can handle 4 monitors,... I like the latter because say for ~$80 you can get 2 cards which can handle 4 monitors,...
2x Radeon HD 5450 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Maybe a SSD for boot
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 26, 2011 12:21:32 AM

Thanks gkay for the ideas. Definitely makes sense on the two vid cards. How will the audio work on this? Will 7.1 surround output via the HDMI?

Any advantage of an I5 over an AMD?

Does that motherboard support 2 graphics cards?

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August 26, 2011 4:42:26 AM
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^ I dont think it will do 7.1,...
But had totally forgot about the HD 6xxx series cards that can push 4 monitors,... IMO even those will be good and will do 7.1 over the HDMI,...
HD 6770 Flex allows for 3 monitor setup without the need of a DisplayPort or an Active adaptor, but if you want to get 4 monitor o/p, then you would need a monitor with DisplayPort or have to use Active adapter,...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i5 over AMD - Better overall performance,...
September 2, 2011 2:30:20 AM

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